Batman/Superman Month: Max Landis and the Crime Syndicate

Posted: April 10, 2016 in Comic Book News
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Welcome back to Batman/Superman Month everyone! Have you ever heard the perfect idea before? Something that just utterly floors you, a seemingly simple solution to a problem you’ve been struggling with for a while? Because that describes me after seeing the following tweet from writer Max Landis:

Let me explain. In preparation for a new YouTube show I plan on creating sometime soon (keep checking the Comic Books vs The World Twitter for updates!), I’d been trying to figure out the best way to explain my thoughts on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as well as how to make future installments of the DCEU “better”/more comic accurate. For the life of me, however, I really couldn’t quite figure it out.

For a time, I had no real way to get Snyder’s Superman to stop killing people, to get Lex Luthor to be a little more menacing and not such a Max Landis impression, or to keep the DCEU from traveling down a path it really shouldn’t have started down in the first place. Then I saw Max’s above tweet, and it finally hit me. Why couldn’t DC embrace the chaos Zack Snyder let loose and fully commit to Earth-3? All the problems with characterizations and rushed story elements could be swept under the rug in the most creative reboot idea since 2009’s Star Trek. At least this gives DC more proof that they’re willing to embrace the multiverse, like they’ve been claiming so far.

To me, this would be the best move for DC right now, especially with fans having been so divisive on the only two films they’ve made so far. Not only would it be a great way to win back the same people who once scoffed at the idea of Superman snapping necks in an overly bland movie, but they’d also finally escape the Marvel Cinematic Universe shadow by doing something even Marvel hasn’t touched (so far). It’s a huge win for DC, no matter how you want to look at it.

So c’mon DC, do the right thing here. Embrace the idea of killer superhumans and actually make your onscreen Justice League the Crime Syndicate (or the Justice Lords, if you’d prefer). You’ll be doing the fans a huge favor.

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